We at She Who Persisted strongly oppose luring people into huts and eating them. We do, however, support dancing naked in woods. So, grab your chocolate and listen to Heather, Liz, and Bea talk about witches from folklore and myth. No matter if it’s Hekate, Baba Yaga, or Ursula from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, we’ve got you covered with all your witchy needs.
Because, as you all know: b/witches get stuff done.
Continue reading Episode 8: The Old and The Ugly – Witches in Fairy Tales and Myth
Grab your Halloween chocolate and listen to Heather explain all the things about the fun parts of being a woman in the early modern era (like not being allowed to do or say anything ever because anything can be suspect and you’re gonna get killed). Featuring merry tales of persecution, killing, burning and castration anxiety. (Yay)
Also: fitting the theme of castration anxiety and misogyny, you’ll learn a binding spell against trump, which should be part of anyone’s magical survival kit, so listen to this.
Continue reading Episode 7: Witches’ Herstory – the persecution, the burning, the killing.
Grab your chocolates, nasties, cause Beth and Bea discuss the ‘A’ in LGBTQIA and how it doesn’t represent allies, but rather the ever-mystifying ‘asexuality’. Full of witty one-liners and phrases you’ll want a button of, Beth and Bea unpack all the shades of grey within asexuality, as well as look at some of the other closely-related ways that people may identify – all while inventing their own perfume line (you’re going to want it, trust us!).
Stay tuned for our next exciting new series soon!
On this episode of the SWP podcast, Elizabeth interviews Nancy Matthews. Nancy talks about life in academia and how to create a safe space for students.Now in her thirteenth year of teaching at Cal State Long Beach, Nancy Matthews talks to She Who Persisted about how to create safe spaces and foster environments within which students can grow and learn, and can feel accepted within their local community.
Continue reading Episode 5.3: LGBTQIA* in Academia – PerSister Nancy Matthews
On this episode of the SWP podcast, Heather interviews Jessye Cohen-Filipic. Jessye shares details about her life as an academic, a mother, and a part of the LGBTQIA* community.
A bit of information about our wonderful interviewee:
Jessye Cohen-Filipic is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at a liberal arts college. Jessye has been involved in social justice work related to HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities since she was a high school student in the late 1980s. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. She has worked as a teacher, researcher, and therapist. She has worked in many settings, including a jail, community mental health clinics, VA hospitals, and a primary care medical clinic in a hospital. Her primary research is in the area of health psychology and chronic illness. She also works in the area of pre-professional and professional training in psychology and related professions. Jessye has presented and published papers related to training students to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients and other specific groups. Jessye and her wife have been foster parents for several years and have a four-year-old daughter.
This is a link to a project Jessye worked on through the American Psychological Association about training graduate students to work with diverse populations: http://www.apa.org/ed/graduate/diversity-preparation.aspx
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On this episode of the She Who Persisted podcast, Heather speaks with Holly Painter, a writer and lecturer for the University of Vermont as they discuss life for LGBT communities within academia, specifically the balance of being an LGBT parent within academia. Many topics are explored: from experiencing how LGBT individuals are welcomed in various places around the world to what some of the most pressing issues are for the LGBT community today (and many areas in between). Give this episode a listen, check out the links below, and leave SWP some feedback on this interview, especially if you love it as much as we do! 😉
You can find Holly Painter here: http://www.hollypainter.com/
Holly’s website covering obsolete jobs is here to tide you over until the book is released: https://obsoleteontheroad.wordpress.com/
You can also find Holly’s poetry book here from the publisher and on Amazon
It is July already, but we are still celebrating PRIDE. As a kick-off to our series of interviews with LGBTIAQ* folks in academia (stay tuned), Heather, Elizabeth and Beatrice introduce you to the topic and share some valuable advice on how to be an ally. Grab chocolate, sit back, relax. And: STAY NASTY!
It’s time to grab your chocolate again, as in this episode (which is a cutout from last week’s binegativity episode), Bethany talks about everything that is wrong with all of us disgusting (homo/bi/pan/a/…) sexual humans – according to religious bigots. But don’t despair! She then deconstructs everything and tells these zealots why THEY are wrong. If you need good arguments against scripture-based queernegativity and if you want to listen to Beth butchering Greek words, to Liz swearing and to Bea not knowing the names of the articles she quotes and making jokes that nobody finds funny, you need this episode. You’re welcome.
Continue reading Episode 4.1: Rethinking Sodom: The Bible and Queer Sexuality
We are kicking off pride month like we kick off everything: talking about things that are depressing as fuck. This time bi-negativity and misogyny and the intersection of both. Do we need to remind you that you need chocolate to get through this episode? No, we don’t.
Continue reading Episode 4: Don’t Rain on my Bisexual Parade – Binegativity and Misogyny
Women’s bodies are routinely scrutinized, policed, touched without their consent and decided upon without their having a say in it. Don’t worry, it gets worse: being pregnant does not really change that; in fact, strangers might feel motivated to touch your belly or force you to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. All we have is chocolate, ladies.